Archive for the 'ASBOs' Category

Man jailed for breaching ‘£2m Asbo’ challenges order – BBC News

“A man who has been repeatedly jailed for the past eight years for defying an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) is seeking to have it overturned.”

Full story

BBC News, 21st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asbo replacement orders condemned by children’s charities – The Guardian

“Children’s charities today criticised the coalition’s plans to replace asbos with a new regime to tackle anti-social behaviour as little more than a rebranding exercise that would continue to demonise young people.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Offenders ‘could have goods seized’ – The Independent

“Offenders could be stripped of prized possessions such as iPods under proposals to give police better powers to tackle anti-social behaviour, the Home Office said today.”

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The Independent, 7th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Skateboarding dog ‘may get Asbo’ after complaints – Daily Telegraph

“The owner of a skateboarding dog has been warned he faces being issued with an Asbo if his pet carries on riding without a leash.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New measures to tackle anti-social behaviour – The Independent

“A range of measures to tackle anti-social behaviour will be unveiled as the Government pledges to crack down on minor crime.”

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The Independent, 7th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

High Court rules Asbo cross dresser was wrongly jailed – BBC News

“A man who upset children by dressing up as a schoolgirl was wrongly jailed by magistrates, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Theresa May unfolds new ‘toolkit’ to tackle antisocial behaviour – The Guardian

“The home secretary, Theresa May, is to speed up and intensify action against antisocial behaviour, saying her plans to scrap asbos have been misunderstood.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judges get power to fast-track eviction of nasty neighbours – The Independent

“Judges are to be given new powers to fast-track the eviction of tenants who harass their neighbours.”

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The Independent, 11th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Asbos to be scrapped following review – Daily Telegraph

“The Asbo is to be scrapped as part of a major review on tackling anti-social behaviour that will see a return to the common sense policing of yobs, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man, 76, avoids jail over Castlemorton Asbo breaches – BBC News

“An elderly man who tormented his neighbours by singing loudly outside their homes and insulting them has been given a 16-week suspended jail term.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Giant leylandii in suburban front garden incense neighbours – The Guardian

“Plymouth residents have complained to the council about the 10-metre trees outside David Alvand’s home.”

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The Guardian, 6th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Singing pensioner faces jail after breaching Asbo – Daily Telegraph

“A pensioner who has terrorised his neighbours for 15 years faces prison after breaching an Asbo by singing ‘Oh What a Beautiful Morning’ outside their homes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

All-day drink law was a mistake, says Sir Hugh Orde – BBC News

“The 24-hour drink licensing laws were a ‘mistake’, Association of Chief Police Officers president Sir Hugh Orde says.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Theresa May to scrap asbos – The Guardian

“Senior Labour figures mounted a last-ditch defence of antisocial behaviour orders tonight after the home secretary, Theresa May, indicated she is to kill off Tony Blair’s flagship measure to deal with youth crime.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Johnny Cash fan jailed for playing music too loudly – Daily Telegraph

“Susan Cook refused warnings to turn down her stereo volume and was given a 16-week sentence by a judge at Basildon Crown Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Noisy sex’ Wearside woman spared jail for second time – BBC News

“A woman who made her neighbours’ lives hell by having noisy sex has been spared jail for a second time.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Hospital hopper’ given criminal asbo – The Guardian

“A 41-year-old man has cost the NHS tens of thousands of pounds in hospital treatment for a range of fake illnesses over a three-year period.”

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

ASBO bans woman from lap dancing, pole dancing and prostitution – Daily Telegraph

“A woman alleged to have driven neighbours out of their homes by her sexual activities has been banned from inviting any men around for the night except for her brothers and the emergency services.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Northampton man banned from wearing skirt breached Asbo – BBC News

“A man banned from wearing skirts or showing bare legs on school days has been found guilty of breaching an Asbo.”

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BBC News, 6th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bid to impose asbo for wearing low-slung trousers dropped – The Guardian

“Prosecutors have abandoned a legal attempt to make a young man pull his trousers up, it emerged today.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

John Lennon Airport sexual image atheist gets Asbo – BBC News

“A ‘militant atheist’ who left explicit images in a prayer room at Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been given a six-month suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Barber v Croydon London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Barber v Croydon London Borough Council – WLR Daily [2010] EWCA Civ 51; [2010] WLR (D) 39

“A local housing authority had acted unreasonably in seeking possession against a mentally impaired tenant for anti-social behaviour when it failed to take into account the possibility that the tenant’s mental impairment might have given rise to his behaviour. However, the fact that the tenant had successfully advanced a public law defence in a private law action meant that the council would not be preventing from bringing a fresh possession action if on reconsideration it felt it was merited.”

WLR Daily, 16th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Man ‘breached Asbo by dressing as a schoolgirl’ – Daily Telegraph

“A man is to stand trial charged with breaching an Asbo which bans him from dressing up as a schoolgirl.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Noisy sex’ woman spared prison – BBC News

“A woman who breached an Asbo banning her from having noisy sex has been given a suspended prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 22nd January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Noisy sex woman admits Asbo breach – BBC News

“A woman who was given an anti-social behaviour order banning her from making loud noises during sex has admitted breaching the order.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crime adviser Louise Casey criticises government on antisocial behaviour – The Guardian

“An outspoken Home Office adviser said the government had let people down on antisocial behaviour and the criminal justice system was out of step with public opinion.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Johnson to get tough over Asbos – BBC News

“More trouble makers who break anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos) will be tracked down and prosecuted, Home Secretary Alan Johnson is to pledge.”

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BBC News, 13th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hi-fis seized as Asbo served on Quo fan – The Independent

“His music had his neighbours Rockin’ All Over The World – but now Paul Lloyd is risking going Down Down.”

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The Independent, 16th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man, 74, given ‘no speaking’ Asbo – BBC News

“A 74-year-old man from Devon has been barred from speaking to anyone aged under 18 in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

ASBO for buskers who only knew two songs – The Independent

“A busking duo who tormented a Birmingham village by continuously playing just two songs have been given an ASBO banning them from performing in the area.”

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The Independent, 20th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sharp fall in use signals death of the Asbo – Daily Telegraph

“The number of anti-social behaviour orders has plummeted by almost half in two years signalling the death of Labour’s flagship weapon.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Fake barrister wins Asbo appeal – BBC News

“A Middlesbrough man who impersonated a barrister in a string of court cases has won an appeal to overturn his anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).”

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BBC News, 6th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v Charles – WLR Daily

R v Charles [2009] EWCA Crim 1570; [2009] WLR (D) 265

“Where a person was charged with an offence under s 1(10) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 of doing something which he was prohibited from doing by an anti-social behaviour order without reasonable excuse, the legal burden of proving that the defendant acted without reasonable excuse lay on the prosecution.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Fast-track asbo system planned – The Guardian

“Delays of up to two years in issuing an asbo are to be cut under proposals unveiled by the new home secretary, Alan Johnson, in his first major speech on crime and antisocial behaviour.”

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Half of anti-social behaviour fines are not paid – Daily Telegraph

“Anti-social behaviour fines have been criticised for being inherently ‘flawed’ after figures showed half are never paid.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Woman accused of breaching noisy sex asbo – The Independent

“Neighbours of a woman who ended up in court for her noisy love-making were savouring peace and quiet today after she was locked up accused of breaking her anti-social behaviour order.”

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The Independent, 27th April 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Birmingham City Council v Dixon – Times Law Reports

Birmingham City Council v Dixon

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“Evidence of a defendant’s antisocial behaviour which occurred after the making of an application for an antisocial behaviour order against him was admissible when a court was determining (i) whether a defendant had acted in an antisocial manner and (ii) whether it was necessary to make an antisocial behaviour order.”

The Times, 13th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

R (Longato) v Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

R (Longato) v Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court [2009] WLR (D) 104

The statutory procedure for an application to extend a closure order, set out in s 5(3) of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, which provided that within a reasonable time before the hearing of an application a summons might be issued by a justice of the peace to the former occupier of the premises, did not oust or modify the general procedural requirements of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 or r 99 of the Magistrates’ Courts Rules 1981; if the court failed to issue and serve the summons in the manner prescribed, its ability to hear the complaint was fettered.”

WLR Daily, 23rd March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in once of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Woman’s anti-suicide Asbo to stay – BBC News

“Magistrates have refused to lift an Asbo on a woman who has made repeated seaside suicide attempts.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Home Secretary launches new gang Asbo – Daily Telegraph

“A new Asbo designed to prevent gang violence by preventing youths congregating or wearing certain clothes will be announced by Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Wandsworth London Borough Council v Webb – Times Law Reports

Wandsworth London Borough Council v Webb

Court of Appeal

“It was not reasonable to make a possession order against a secure tenant on the ground that her son, who no longer lived with her, had been prosecuted and acquitted on three occasions of breaching an antisocal behaviour order. ”

The Times, 5th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Rap fan given Asbo – Daily Telegraph

“A man has been given an Asbo for playing loud rap music for up to 22 hours a day.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Definitive Sentencing Guidelines on theft and burglary (non-dwelling) and breach of an anti-social behaviour order – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“On 9 December 2008 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published its definitive guidelines ‘Theft and burglary in a building other than a dwelling’ and ‘Breach of an anti-social behaviour order’.”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 9th December 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Man fined for swearing at TV – Daily Telegraph

“A man has been fined £80 for swearing at his own television while drunk.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Asbo woman, 83, allowed back home – BBC News

“An 83-year-old woman once described by a judge as a ‘neighbour from hell’ has won an appeal against an order banning her from living in her home.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hoodie ban for Asbo youth upheld – BBC News

“A judge was within his powers to ban an anti-social youth from wearing a hoodie, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Birmingham City Council v Shafi and another – WLR Daily

Birmingham City Council v Shafi and another [2008] EWCA Civ 1186; [2008] WLR (D) 341

“Where a council sought an injunction under s 222 of the Local Government Act 1972 in circumstances in which an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) would be available, the court should not, save in an exceptional case, grant the injunction but leave the council to seek an ASBO in the magistrates’ court.”

WLR Daily, 31st October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Anti-gang injunctions thrown out – BBC News

“Civil injunctions cannot be used against gangs in Birmingham, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge bans ‘evil’ letter writer – BBC News

“A 52-year-old man who sent poison pen letters to 17 villagers has been given an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Car park ban for ‘prolific’ thief – BBC News

“A thief with more than 40 previous convictions has been banned from every car park in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asbo OAP ‘will appeal home ban’ – BBC News

“An 82-year-old pensioner banned from her home after being handed a second antisocial behaviour order is set to appeal, her daughter has insisted.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asbo OAP told to move from home – BBC News

“An 82-year-old pensioner must move from her home of 41 years after being handed a second Asbo banning her from it and surrounding roads for five years.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Neighbour attack pensioner jailed – BBC News

“A Nottingham pensioner who threatened and attacked neighbours has been jailed for six months.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Peer faces asbo threat in row over leylandii hedge – The Guardian

“A peer could find himself facing magistrates under asbo legislation after allegedly failing to keep his leylandii hedge under control.”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

More than 1,000 children jailed for breaching Asbos – The Independent

“An increasing number of children are being criminalised by the justice system, it was claimed yesterday, as new figures showed that more than 1,000 youngsters have been jailed for an average of six months each for breaching anti-social behaviour orders.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th August 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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